Etzel Earns Shutout in Scoreless Draw at Penn, 0-0

Photo by Penny Ashford
Photo by Penny Ashford

PHILADELPHIA – Opening Ivy League action on the road, Harvard women's soccer played to a scoreless draw at Penn, 0-0, on Saturday afternoon at Rhodes Field.

Senior Danielle Etzel was perfect between the posts, earning her third solo shutout of the year with four saves. Freshman Jillian Wachira led the Crimson (3-4-1, 0-0-1 Ivy League) with three shots, while sophomore Murphy Agnew and senior Leah Mohammadi added two apiece.

Harvard forced Penn (6-1-1, 0-0-1 Ivy League) into five saves, including four in the second half. Just 1:09 into the second half following a corner kick, Wachira took a shot that was cleared off the line by a Penn defender. Mohammadi pushed a shot on goal during the first overtime, but The Quakers made the save.

Etzel made the final save of the game in double overtime, keeping the shutout intact to open the conference slate.

Harvard Highlights

  • Etzel made her third solo shutout of the season, while she shared a fourth a week ago against Northeastern. For her career, she has been a part of 11 shutouts.
  • Etzel increased her shutout streak to 466 minutes.
  • Harvard posted its second-consecutive shutout.

Game Notes

  •  Harvard moves to 20-7-3 all-time against Penn.
  •  The Crimson opened Ivy play with a draw for the first time since 2005.

What's Next?
Harvard continues Ivy action when Yale comes to Cambridge for a Saturday, Sept. 29 contest at 7 p.m. The game will be broadcast on ESPN+.